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at the stage in boston, as a matter of fact, where the crowd, a lot more subdued as you might expect is awaiting mitt romney to step forward and at some point i suspect soon, we will hear from the former governor of massachusetts who as we said is in boston. he will come forward to acknowledge he has been defeated despite running a very tough and hard campaign against an incumbent as has been noted many times, this is the first time since franklin roosevelt has been re-elected with unemployment this high. but here we are. >> that was a key issue in the exit polling tonight, derek. people talking about the economy and trying to find a best way forward. there were so many undecided voters who are trying to decide do we stick with the current course. is it change that we need. the economy and its progress out of one of the worst recessions we have ever seen. a key issue in this undecided women voters. so many elements we didn't even have 4 years ago. >> we talked about how close the election would be. if the numbers hold up and just perhaps president obama gets florida or virginia, the
ginnis is at romney headquarters in boston and ladies, welcome, good evening. it looks like we have a study in contrasts. mitt romney working the campaign trail in pennsylvania, president obama sitting back doing broadcast interviews, playing a game of basketball. danielle, is he confident or just out of gas? >> reporter: well, derrick, the president says he's confident that he will walk away with a victory tonight. we just got word that he did another round of interviews with tv stationness battleground states like colorado and wisconsin. the republicans know this will be a close race and they want to use every moment they can to encourage their supporters to cast a ballot, derek. >> one of those gop predictions that states in play like pennsylvania could be in play, that romney will steal votes? >> reporter: their concern isn't that great. they feel like they've done a good job in the ground game in the states they can control of the big states are looking at virginia, ohio and florida. they know it's going to be close, but again, they feel like they've put in the work and that the pres
surrounding his campaign leads to a big turnout at turnout polls. i'm randall pinkston in boston. >>reporter: i'm begat cheban in chicago. the president began with his supporters here in his hometown this morning and played basketball with his friends. president obama arrived in chicago last night. he cast his ballot in early voting there almost two weeks ago. vice president joe biden voted this morning in his home state of delaware. even though the race is tight, obama's team predicts a victory. >> anyone wants to win the national election ought to speak to the concerns of the entire nation. this president does and he's going to win tonight. >>reporter: at a final campaign stop in iowa last night, the president made one last plea for votes. >> it's out of my hands now. it's in yours. >>reporter: both sides know it all comes down to who's better at getting their supporters out in battleground states. begat cheban, cbs news, chicago. >>> and it looks like voter turnout is huge for the presidential election and there are some big races on the ballot in washington d.c. some people are waiti
traditionally vote for the democratic candidate. >> pelley: thank you, we're going to switch over to boston and speak to ed gillespie who is one of mitt romney's autopsy communicatio --top communicatio. thank you for being with us. it looks like ohio is leaning the president's way. i wonder how you see ohio. >> we feel pretty good about ohio, scott. the fact is where you look where the turnout is highest, we have great turnout in republican leading areas. we were able to shave 263,000 votes in the early vote in the absentee ballots from the advantage that president obama enjoyed over senator mccain in 2008. in the diminishment of the democrats early vote advantage, our republican intensity and what we've been seeing in the polls relative to independent voters in ohio, we feel like it's very much in our side tonight when i look at where these votes are coming in from we also female good about thal -- feel good about the numbers in the county and precincts and need to carry with big numbers and we're doing that tonight. >> pelley: one of the swing states we do not have enough information to
on to romney headquarters up in boston where susan mcginnis is live and susan, governor romney's been very busy with election day. and that's sort of a break with tradition right? >> reporter: they do. mitt romney made a late decision derek to keep campaigning up until the 1 #th hour. he -- 11th hour. he did some campaigning in cleveland and then pittsburgh. he didn't want the lose the election without having done everything he possibly could. he decided to spend some time in states, in pittsburgh he was growthed by about 1,000 -- greeted by about 1,000 supporters. this is when you know you're going to win. >> speaking of whether or not he knows he's going to win, the numbers have not been looking so great for romney in the last couple of weeks. did you hear any wavering in the confidence that governor romney will rise up and take this thing? >> reporter: the party line from the romney camp is all optimistic. they are not wavering at all. the -- the lead is -- the lead is going to the president but it is razor thin. you know anybody lived through a lot of elections knows it could go either way
. randall pinkston, cbs news, boston. >>> closer to home, some of the first returns we'll see tonight will be from the swing state of virginia. >> and the commonwealth is also the site of a very highly contested senate race. with more on the battleground virginia, jessica doyle joins us now from the election wall. details on the election pitting two former governors against each other for a u.s. senate seat. good morning, jess. >>reporter: good morning to both of you. good morning to everybody at home. the nation's attention, of course, has been captured by the neck-in-neck race for the white house. in virginia the key senate race there looks just as close as this is an important race because it could determine whether democrats maintain control in the senate or hand over power to the republicans. taking a look at the race, democrat tim kaine and republican george allen are duking it out for this senate seat being 78cateed by jim webb. he's the democrat that beat george allen four years ago. allen was governor from 1994 to 1998 during a time of economic growth in both the state and t
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